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  #2845625 9-Jan-2022 14:00
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You have got to feel sorry for Mr Djokovic.. Unable to attend the Australian open under the criteria provided by Tennis Australia i(TA) in November,

 

and then he missed the 10th December deadline to apply for a medical exemption..

 

 

 

It was just so fortunate that he tested positive on the 16th December which then allowed him to attend the open under TA rules  :) 


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  #2845894 9-Jan-2022 20:41
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Another scathing American opinion piece:

 

The Washington Post - Opinion: Djokovic is another whiny sports superstar with an exaggerated sense of entitlement

 

today

 


Star athletes in today’s world are demigods. They are paid obscene amounts of money for playing children’s games. They are breathlessly interviewed on TV. Their personal lives are chronicled on social media. Their presence is desired at every party and charitable event. They are constantly sought after as friends, investors and romantic partners.

 

It can be very easy under those circumstances to lose your head - to imagine that, because you are so good at playing your sport, you must also be an expert in matters far removed from it.

 

Hence the phenomenon of star athletes who refuse to get vaccinated, suggesting that they think they know more than the entire medical establishment about how best to fight covid-19.

 

Add Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic to the list. ...

 

Djokovic traveled to Australia, claiming to have an exemption from the state of Victoria. But federal authorities revoked his visa and now he is fighting deportation. 

 

The more facts we learn, the worse he looks. 

 

His lawyers claim in a court filing that Djokovic is entitled to an exemption because he contracted covid-19 on Dec. 16, but, as tennis journalist Ben Rothenberg points out, he was required by Tennis Australia to apply for an exemption no later than Dec. 10.

 

Wait. It gets worse.

 

On Dec. 17, the day after his purported positive test, Djokovic attended an awards ceremony with children at the Novak Tennis Center and posted multiple pictures online showing him maskless, surrounded by kids.

 

On Dec. 18, pictures were posted of Djokovic playing indoor basketball with friends - also maskless.

 

It is possible that Djokovic was tested on Dec. 16 and didn’t get the results for a few days.

 

But, Rothenberg asks, “What was Djokovic planning to do if he didn’t get a positive test for Covid? Was that somehow his plan for getting into the #AusOpen? Contracting a disease?” ...

 





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  #2845900 9-Jan-2022 21:05
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kiwiharry: ... "On the same day he purportedly tested positive, he received a commemorative stamp in his honour at an event hosted by the Serbian National Postal Service on December 16. He shared photos of the event to social media the next day."



EXHIBIT A:

 

 

Note the date.





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  #2845905 9-Jan-2022 21:20
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Think TA is going to end up with egg on their face. Unless he's faked something along the way.

Sure looking like they've done everything possible to bend the rules for their $20m investment/drawcard.

Already admitted it's going to put the entire tournament future in jeopardy if he's sent home. There is big dollars at stake.

And how soon they forget last years/before? debacle about the hotels not being good enough for their families and needing their own tennis courts for training while in MiQ etc.. history repeating with a different tag line.

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  #2845996 10-Jan-2022 10:24
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Andy Murray: Novak Djokovic visa saga is 'really bad' for tennis.

 

 

 

(Stuff article)

 

I would fix that for him and say: "Novak Djokovic is 'really bad' for tennis."  I would even go a step further and say "Novak Djokovic  is 'really bad' for tennis, his own health and those around him."  That bloody clown should be banned from the sport.





So many people complaining about yogurt these days....it's becoming a culture.

 

 


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  #2845998 10-Jan-2022 10:34
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floydbloke:

 

Andy Murray: Novak Djokovic visa saga is 'really bad' for tennis.

 

 

 

(Stuff article)

 

I would fix that for him and say: "Novak Djokovic is 'really bad' for tennis."  I would even go a step further and say "Novak Djokovic  is 'really bad' for tennis, his own health and those around him."  That bloody clown should be banned from the sport.

 

 

If you think this is a bad look for sport , just wait for the stories of athletes testing positive for Omicron at the Beijing Winter Olympics to hit the western media 


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  #2846008 10-Jan-2022 10:52
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All I'll say is I'm not going to judge anyone.

Note I've had 3 shots but it doesn't mean I'm a better human than him.

Let's see what the judge says. Surely the law is black and white? Or shades of grey we'll know by dinner time.




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  #2846010 10-Jan-2022 10:57
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Batman: All I'll say is I'm not going to judge anyone.

Note I've had 3 shots but it doesn't mean I'm a better human than him.

Let's see what the judge says. Surely the law is black and white? Or shades of grey we'll know by dinner time.

 

People are judging him for his anti-social behaviour. If he wants to play tennis, he should just get the damned vaccination. If he doesn't want to be vaccinated, he shouldn't be able to play tennis. I don't see any human rights violations here.

 

 





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I read the majority of his parents latest media release over it..

 

Woah. Talk about saying the world is full of rich entitled vs poor people and this he is fighting for the smaller guy while not realising that the other is exactly the pedestal you are putting your kid on.


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  #2846075 10-Jan-2022 12:59
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  #2846081 10-Jan-2022 13:07
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Batman:

 

more about the court case

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/australias-cruel-new-novak-djokovic-threat-revealed/JKREMOSL33JIG5MTUTATM7IM44/

 

 

With the comment from someone...
Novak Djokovic is the first player to be knocked out of a grand slam tournament after missing only two shots :)


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  #2846085 10-Jan-2022 13:19
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Love him or hate him, he seems to be the victim. If this was managed correctly he would be in Serbia not Australia. No jabs = no play

 

I have no issue with him apart from his vaccine stance. He is the best player to have played the game. Certainly Roger and Rafa are the nice guys, but ND isn't that bad


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  #2846087 10-Jan-2022 13:23
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watching live stream on youtube more exciting than tennis





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  #2846093 10-Jan-2022 13:45
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huckster:

 

Batman:

 

more about the court case

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/australias-cruel-new-novak-djokovic-threat-revealed/JKREMOSL33JIG5MTUTATM7IM44/

 

 

With the comment from someone...
Novak Djokovic is the first player to be knocked out of a grand slam tournament after missing only two shots :)

 

 

One of the OZ papers had the Frontpage headline of "Return Serb"


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  #2846095 10-Jan-2022 13:52
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judge is siding with djokovic. first set to djokovic





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